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Business: Industry and Market Research

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Industry and Market Research​


1.  Each of these databases has unique and special content, so explore more than one!

2.  The POPULAR UCI BUSINESS TOPICS tab is the best starting point for:  IT and Technology, Healthcare, Biotech, and Engineering.

3.  To get a preliminary sense of what database(s) might focus on, Use CTRL + F to find keywords on this page, e.g. travel

Relevant For All Industries

Geography:  US
Current and historic Industry Reports and Risk Rating reports on 700+ well-established U.S. industries (organized by NAICS code), including operating conditions, outlook, trends, and key players.  Also has current and historic Specialized Industry Reports reports for small niche industries.  

  • Industry Wizard is a tool for customizing lists of industries by important characteristics; also choose from the Quick Lists, popular characteristics like fastest growing, most profitable, etc.   Home > Expert Tools > US Industry Wizard > Quick Lists

Business Source Complete
Geography:  US & Global
A huge database with millions of articles covering virtually all business subjects.  Includes trade articles, academic articles, business news, and industry reports.  Very useful for researching small niche industries!


MarketLine Advantage
Geography:  US & Global
Reports for well-established industries in many countries worldwide, including Porter's Five Forces analyses for those industries across 19 major industrial sectors, covering almost every aspect of business-to-consumer and business-to-business activity.  


Geography:  US & Global
*(Current UCI students, faculty, & staff)

A global intelligence database, featuring  a Country Risk & Industry Research module with global, regional and country risk assessments, analysis, and expert commentary on 20+ industries and more than 200 countries and territories that collectively account for 99% of world GDP.  The industry and country specific reports provide 5 and 10-year forecasts and in-depth analysis of current risks and future opportunities.  Industry reports also feature SWOT analyses. 

  • Focus:  Agribusiness, Autos, Commodities, Banking and Financial Services, Consumer Electronics, Consumer and Retail, Commercial Banking, Defense and Security, Food and Drink, Freight Transport and Shipping, Infrastructure, Insurance, IT, Medical Devices, Mining, Metals, Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Power, Real Estate, Renewables, Telecommunications, Tourism.  

Relevant For Technology & Healthcare Industries

BCC Research
Geography:  US & Global
Comprehensive reports addressing very specific technological niches across most high-tech industry sectors.  

  • Focus:  Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy and Resources, Engineering, Environment, Food and Beverage, Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies, Healthcare, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Sensors, Manufacturing, Membrane and Separation Technology, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Photonics, Plastics, Safety and Security, and Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Forrester Research
Geography:  US & Global (limited)
*(Current UCI students, faculty, & staff)
Reports across all nuances and trends of  IT.  Research Reports include industry news, statistics, and forecasts.  "Waves" offer a detailed, comparative analysis of products and services.  Use the My Forrester tab (top right) to see UCI's subscribed content.  

  • Focus:  Financial Services, Retail, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Transportation and Logistics, Travel, Consumer Electronics, Energy & Utilities.

Frost & Sullivan 
Geography:  US & Global (limited)
HTML-only industry research reports that integrate seven perspectives (competitive intensity, customer dynamics, industry convergence, disruptive technologies, global mega trends, new business models, and emerging markets) into a complete, overall view of the factors that impact covered industries.

  • Focus:  Aerospace and Defense, Business and Financial Services, Chemicals Materials and Foods, Information and Communication Tech., Consumer Products, Education, Energy and Power Systems, Electronics and Security, Environment and Building Technologies, Healthcare, Industrial Automation, Measurement and Instrumentation, Metals and Minerals, Automotive and Transportation.  

Geography:  US & Global
Industry and market research data, charts, and reports on topics for everything digital, including:  ad spending, advertising, marketing, media device usage, mobile usage, ecommerce, social media, video, and demographics. 

  • Focus:  Advertising and Marketing, Automotive, B2B, Consumer Products (CPG), Financial Services, Healthcare and Pharma, Media and Entertainment, Retail, Small Business, Technology, Telecom, Travel.  


Relevant For Retail & Consumer Industries

Geography:  US
*(Current UCI students, faculty, & staff)
Industry reports that address prominent brands, trends, and customer decisions, and give strategic recommendations for companies to improve their position in a market.  Market research reports that address the trends for several major consumer segments:  Affluent Consumers, Baby Boomers, Kids, Men, Millennials, Mothers, Multicultural, Singles, Teens, and Women.

  • Focus: Automotive, Beauty, Cannabis, Clothing and Footwear, Drink, Financial Services, Food, Foodservice, Health and Wellness, Home, Household Care, Leisure and Entertainment, Lifestyles, Personal Care, Retail, Technology, and Travel.  

Passport Global Market Information Database
Geography:  US & Global
*(Current UCI students, faculty, & staff)
Consumer lifestyle market research reports for 80+ countries.  

  • Focus:  Alcoholic Drinks, Apparel and Footwear, Automotive, Beauty and Personal Care, Consumer Appliances, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Health, Eyewear, Fresh Food, Health and Wellness, Home and Garden, Home Care, Hot Drinks, Luxury Goods, Packaged Food, Personal Accessories, Pet Care, Soft Drinks, Tissue and Hygiene, Tobacco, and Toys and Games.

Sports Market Analytics
Geography:  US
Fan markets, consumer demographics, participation, and consumer expenditures for nearly all US sports.  

  • Focus:  Archery, Backpacking, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling, Billiards / Pool, Bowling, Cheerleading, Camping / Hiking, Climbing, Equestrian, eSports, Exercise / Fitness, Eyewear, Fishing, Footwear, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hunting / Shooting, Ice, Hockey, Inline Skating, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Motorsports, Paintball, Rugby, Running / Jogging, Scooter Riding, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Sports, Wrestling, and Youth Sports.  


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